BTA morphing?

drtrash

New member
Say a few posts at another forum claiming a certain led brand causes bta to turn yellow. I have had a lemon/rainbow under t5 and AI led and color did not,change. Getting ready to change to another brand and was wondering if anyon has experienced this with kessil
 

Joey_bananas420

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I have two kessil a160 and a two bulb t5 fixture with actinic bulbs. I have had my gbta for about a year and a few months he split once and I have two now. I noticed shortly after they split they turned kinda brownish. They still open up their tips bubble they eat 3 times a week and they are growing but they never got that bright green color back the original had when I bought it.
 

syrinx

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If the color they are turning is a lighter shade, it is likely bleaching from too much or little light. A real morph would hold its new color under different lights-although it might appear different due to spectrum.
 

madweazl

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I've read that a specific yellow (lemon drop perhaps) variant will only remain yellow under Kessil but there is another yellow BTA that supposedly stays yellow regardless.
 

phender

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IME BTAs change color all the time depending on conditions.

Here is pic of a BTA when I first got it:
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This is under actinics when I first got it. Same anemone, same day:
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Here it is after several months of acclimation:
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Here it is after the first few days after I moved it to another tank.
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And here it is now. These pics were taken over the course of about 10 years. No I don't have any clones, it has never split and I will never cut it.
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phender

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I use 4- 48" T5HOs. 1 ATI AquaBlue, 2 ATI Blue Plus and 1 UVL Actinic White (when I can find them), right now I have a Wave Point "Sun Wave" instead.
 
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